Posted by Jen
on April 14, 2000 at 09:06:24:
In Reply to: Gray area on sensitive molar w/composite filling posted by Tara on April 07, 2000 at 15:46:21:
Well, with any filling composite or amalgam, if its that close to the nerve you are likely to have cold sensitivity. The filling is simply so close that it is causing the pulp to be irritated. Sometimes this constant irritation can lead to the tooth dying.
No, you cannot change the filling to an amalgam. With each successive filling, more tooth structure needs to be taken out. You have very little to spare at this point.
If an endodontist seen you and verified that the tooth is not abcessed, it must just be a case of pulpitis. There isn't much you can do at this point.
Should the nerve begin to abcess or the pain becomes unbearable, then perhaps a root canal and crown are in order.